Local News

  • Texas Congressman to tour Fort Knox

    Two U.S. Congressmen will be touring Fort Knox Monday.

    Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry, R-Texas, is making his first visit to the installation as the guest of Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green.

  • Annual college fair is Monday

    The annual Heartland Regional College Fair is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Central Hardin High School. The event is an open house that allows students to gather information about more than 40 higher education institutions, according to a news release from Hardin County Schools.

    The event is open to students and their families from all area high schools.

    It includes two financial aid sessions at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. in the library, according to the news release.

    Featured institutions include:

    • Asbury University
  • Ag department holds Kentucky Proud meal in Glendale

    The agriculture department has hosted similar dinners in Paducah, Hopkinsville and Madisonville and will hold another next month in Corbin, Commissioner James Comer said.

    According to Comer, the department is targeting mid-major cities and introducing participants to meals composed of 100 percent Kentucky products.

  • Four-wheel concept motorcycle on display

    The latest in a series of museum-quality concept cars being displayed in Elizabethtown is not a car at all.

    But the Tomahawk motorcycle delivered Friday from Michigan does have four wheels and a 500-horsepower, 8.3-liter engine more commonly found in the Dodge Viper.

    On loan from the former Walter P. Chrysler Museum, the motorcycle was moved to a position of honor in the Swope Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom. It’s the third in a series of concept vehicles provided for display to the Swope Family of Dealerships.

  • Photos: SciGirls spend Saturday morning in school
  • Autumn Daze shrugs off rain

    The 53rd annual Vine Grove Autumn Daze rolled into Optimist Park on Friday night, bringing homemade crafts and entertainment to the city.

    Rain showers thinned the crowd, but several residents were undeterred as they perused the vendors and reconnected with old friends.

  • Assault cases among indictments

    Eleven people were indicted last week in Hardin County, including two men accused of assault.

    Gary W. Barbour, 24, is charged with second-degree assault after allegedly seriously injuring a woman in December.

    Lynell Willis, 29, is charged with second-degree assault after allegedly injuring a woman in April. He also was indicted on charges of resisting arrest and terroristic threatening. According to the indictment, Willis allegedly threatened to spit on an officer while claiming he had AIDS.

  • Couple facing charges after child found bruised

    An Elizabethtown man and his girlfriend have been charged after the woman's 2-year-old daughter was found with bruises over much of her body.

    Mark Anthony Tharp, 26, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with first-degree criminal abuse. The child's mother, Allison Julie Clark, 22, also of Elizabethtown, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • PAC seeks local composers for ‘The Hobbit’

    Hobbits, elves, dwarfs, goblins and other Middle Earth folk of “The Hobbit” are looking for local composers.

    In the book and script for “The Hobbit,” characters sing a variety of songs with lyrics by author J.R.R. Tolkien. The problem is none of the songs have musical accompaniment.

    The Pro-Am production of “The Hobbit” hits the stage at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in April, and PAC director Bart Lovins wants local composers to add to the show.

  • Dow Corning celebrates 50th anniversary

    Lee Vickery is a third-generation employee of Dow Corning, following in the footsteps of his grandmother, mother and aunt.

    Vickery, who has been employed by Dow Corning for three months, said he often is asked if he is the son of Jo Vickery, who retired roughly 12 years ago.